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    (STATS) -- After pulling off a statement win over one of the elites from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, Montana now begins its pursuit of a Big Sky title -- something it hasnt won in seven years. Authentic Johnny Cueto Jersey .The Grizzlies, ranked sixth in the STATS FCS Top 25, open conference play Saturday on the road against a Cal Poly program picked to finish ninth in the Big Sky. Bob Stitts team will in no way be taking the Mustangs lightly, however. Not with the way theyve struggled to defend their triple option the past two years and not after Cal Poly knocked off a top-10 MVFC team of its own last weekend.Its true triple option, Stitt said on his weekly radio show. Youve got to stop the dive, then youve got to stop the quarterback, then youve got to stop the pitch. Theyll give some misdirection, and youll think youve got it figured out, then theyll bring it back inside to the running back going away from the flow. Its difficult, and our defensive coaches have been working a lot of hours getting ready for this.The coaches have had some extra time to prepare with a week off since a 20-14 victory at then-No. 3 Northern Iowa on Sept. 10. That victory bumped Montana (2-0) up seven spots in the Top 25 and it now enters conference play as the only undefeated Big Sky team. The Grizzlies, picked to finish second in the league, were in a tie for second place in each of the last two seasons and are trying to get back atop the conference for the first time since winning at least a share of 12 consecutive Big Sky titles from 1998-2009.Similar to last year, the Grizzlies enter their matchup with Cal Poly coming off a signature victory over an MVFC powerhouse. They pulled off a thrilling win over North Dakota State in the 2015 FCS Kickoff only to crumble a week later.Weve got quite a challenge coming up, Stitt said. Coming off a big win at Northern Iowa, weve got to be able to bounce back mentally and get ready for another big game. We didnt do a great job with that last year. We had a big win against North Dakota State and come back against Cal Poly a little flat and really laid an egg.A year ago, Montana had four turnovers and was run over for 330 yards as Cal Polys Alex Vega made a 49-yard field goal with 4 seconds left for a stunning 20-19 win, snapping the Grizzlies eight-game home winning streak. In 2014, Cal Poly had 421 yards rushing -- the most Montana had allowed since 1998 -- in a 41-21 victory.The Mustangs (2-1) have been prolific as ever on the ground in 2016.The FCS top rushing team each of the last two seasons is once again atop the division at 392.3 run yards per game. Junior fullback Joe Protheroe is the key to the attack, leading the FCS with 467 rushing -- an average of 6.1 per carry. He was named the Big Sky offensive player of the week after running for a career-high 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns -- one on a personal-best 76-yard run -- in last weeks 38-31 win at then-No. 9 South Dakota State.Hes physical and hes averaging six yards a carry, Stitt said. It starts with the dive, youve got to stop that.The problem is the Mustangs are also finding a lot of success behind their second and third options. Running back Kori Garcia has run for 212 yards and 6.6 per carry while quarterback Dano Graves is at 287 and 6.0.Weve got speed and weve got execution and hopefully weve got an offense that causes some people some problems, Cal Poly coach Tim Walsh said.Montana also cant just focus on stopping the run because Graves keeps opposing defenses honest with his arm. He has thrown just 31 passes but has a 61.3 completion percentage and is averaging 11.4 yards per attempt. He has touchdown passes of 27, 33 and 57 yards.Theyve got a quarterback thats more than a runner, Stitt said. He can hurt you in the passing game. We havent historically been good against their triple option so weve got quite a challenge on the defensive side.South Dakota found that out last week, as the Mustangs piled up 601 yards of offense -- the third time in 10 games theyve topped 600. Cal Poly also almost upset Nevada of the Mountain West in the opener, falling 30-27 in overtime.The Grizzlies havent been nearly as efficient offensively, turning the ball over four times in a tougher-than-expected 41-31 win over Saint Francis in the opener and totaling 206 yards against UNI -- their fewest since 2007.The 6-foot-7 Brady Gustafson is averaging 6.5 yards per attempt and fellow senior John Nguyen is at 3.4 per carry. Gustafson attempted a career-high 64 passes and threw for 353 yards against Cal Poly a year ago but was also picked off three times.Hell be facing an improved secondary, as the Mustangs were 12th in the 13-team Big Sky a year ago in pass defense at 287.4 yards per game and are allowing an average of 193.7 this season.Anybody can beat anybody so youve better have it strapped up every week cause every win you can get is important, Walsh said. It starts this week.Authentic Gregor Blanco Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Authentic Madison Bumgarner Jersey . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. Collingwood have made their pitch to Michael Hurley, joining several AFL clubs in waiting for the banned Essendon defenders decision.Hurley is contracted to the Bombers for the 2017 season but has become the most in-demand player on the market.The Magpies this week followed Western Bulldogs and St Kilda in going public with their desire to sign Hurley.Several other clubs are also interested in the 26-year-old.There remains a chance the disillusioned defender will recommit to the Bombers, having skipped this season as part of doping sanctions.Hes had a bit of think time. Im sure well become more aware of that over the coming weeks, Buckley said on Tuesday.Were really keen on him. He hasnt said no.Were really sensitive and understanding of the position he finds himself in with his current club.Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge echoed Buckleys thoughts, saying everyone should be sensitive to the Bombers plight.I wont be saying any more publicly (on Hurley), he said.Because I just think its a little bit disrespectful to Essendons situation.Adam Treloar and James Aish were both traded to Collingwood last year after nomiinating it as their club of choice, with the young midfielders impressed by a range of factors. Authentic Bruce Bochy Jersey. Buckley didnt reveal what carrots the Magpies used while selling the club to Hurleys manager Paul Connors.Its up to the individual to work out what mix hes looking for. Buckley said.The Magpies offloaded a future first-round draft pick to secure Treloar in 2015, with Buckley conceding that will make it harder to agree on a suitable trade for Hurley.Theres sensitivities around that, we value all of our players but our job is to give the club the best chance of success, he said.We want the best talent to come to us.Bombers coach John Worsfold has expressed confidence throughout the year that Hurley will recommit.Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis, who has played alongside Hurley since they were children, is unsure of the backmans plans.Hopefully he makes a decision in the next one or two weeks Zaharakis told radio station RSN927.It is difficult, you dont want to put pressure on. Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Black China NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap China NFL Jerseys ' ' '